... a bit Suffolk
|we 18 my 16|
Over the past seven years FESPA have awarded more than £38,000 of bursaries to near the coast acting, dancing, music and stage management students. If you are hoping to start a performing arts course this autumn make an application.
|sa 23 ap 16|
Entertainments around near the coast tonight include the second and last night Music Hall Moments (comedy, songs and sketches) in the Great Glemham village hall or the FRAmlingham residents have a St George's night of tuck and fun (including ♫ from the Broadside Boys) at Tommy Mills.
|su 10 ap 16|
Despite a pleasant morning here in near the coast we suspect that this year's Paris-Roubaix could be a muddy one. Either way we won't be chasing it around the Internet because we'll be near Thetford snapping the Bury Saints v Sussex Thunder rematch that was such an outstanding semi-final last year ... it's free admission.
|th 7 ap 16|
The near the coast April house sales review indicates that not surprisingly the start of the year has been slow.
|sa 2 ap 16|
♫ Don't know what we make of musical parodist Mitch Benn, he's a permanent on Radio 4's The Now Show and seems to be a chum of near the coast's own gentle and brilliant parodist Neil Innes. You can make your own mind up tomorrow when he closes the show at Ipswich's Jokers.
|th 17 mr 16|
The constabulary warn about telephone scams involving council tax, one in which the caller claims to be from the district council.
|fr 4 mr 16|
A male pony was found dead in a Hollesley field yesterday afternoon was thought to have been shot but a post mortem at the scene indicates the death is not suspicious.
|tu 1 mr 16|
Life Skills 9: Supermarkets that have a world food section (the Norwich Hartford Bridge Tesco has Nigerian 6% Guinness!) may have those large cellophane bags of ground spices at a pro rata one fifth the price of Schwartz refills. We decant them into large one time gherkin jars and even then the jars aren't big enough. Couldn't see any large bags in the Martlesham Tesco today but not surprisingly the Hackney Tesco does stock them.
|mo 29 fe 16|
We lost useful broadband Saturday morning (thank you BT) which was a pity as we wanted to tell you about wrestling that evening at the Stonham Barns and The Outlaws at the Framlingham Con Club. Coming back from The Outlaws we passed The Railway at 10:50pm just as a nun ran past presumably not wanting to miss last orders ... honest, a nun ... a bloke but in a wimple and habit.
|fr 26 fe 16|
The thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives. Kept in close proximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would ... more here
|sa 6 fe 16|
House sales busy in Woodbridge ... but then it's quite a big place for ntc.
|mo 4 ja 16|
EA-CAT (pronounced 'ee'-cat) is the Eastern Community Assistance Team ... Same people, same commitment.
|we 2 de 15|
Tomorrow 10am-6pm the Friday Street farm shop on the corner of the A12 and the A1094 for Aldeburgh is having a Christmas food tasting.
|mo 30 no 15|
On a Long Stratton corner opposite the Shell garage the smaller open all hours Co-op is now Funeral Services so on Sunday nights useful the Stradbroke Spar is open for travellers returning to near the coast.
|we 25 no 15|
2pm Saturday afternoon it's the Brundish Christmas Fair in the village and there's an important CHANGE OF VENUE the candlelit advent carol service Sunday week has moved to St Ethelbert's Tannington because restoration in St Lawrence the Brundish church means the organ won't be available.
|mo 9 no 15|
As most of the grass near the coast was sodden Saturday we expected Thetford rugby club to be the same but either the pitch is remarkably well drained or it's been drier in that there Norfolk. Despite a 31-0 shut out on international visitors the Rotterdam Trojans the Trojans sportingly played a final post game rush where hosts the Bury Saints brought on a tiny running back who took it in for a TD.
On the B1117 between Heveningham and Walpole Tuesday afternoon a black Volkswagen failed to stop after a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa.
|mo 26 oc 15|
We thought it a little odd that the police were having a meet and greet at Clarke & Simpson's Campsea Ashe and definitely surprised by the packed car parks when we arrived. The mobile police station and PCC Tim Passmore were there but the attraction was a farm machinery auction. Very enjoyable, people in wellies poking at lumps of rotating metal whilst discussing it on the mobile and a Harwich farmer who told us of using a pole to force stacked bales off a sledge before sledges got a hinged tipper and then were made illegal.
|sa 3 oc 15|
Tomorrow lunchtime is Bucklesham Plough Day ... we recognised the name but had to look it up, Bucklesham is just off the A12 near the junction with the A14.
|mo 31 au 15|
It's not near the coast, it's not even Suffolk but we just love the name, next weekend is the Strumpshaw Steam Weekend.
|mo 17 au 15|
It was a collision between a vintage tractor's trailer and a Golf that closed the A12 yesterday.
|su 16 au 15|
11:45am: A12 problems both ways just north of the A14.
|mo 29 jn 15|
We might have to review our opinion that everything is happening near the coast this Saturday the fourth, the Saturday after the 11th is getting pretty busy. Cretingham fete is on the 11th though we're not sure where. In Stradbroke Stradisphere is back with loads of local bands. Last year it was extremely well organised, let's hope this year they're rewarded with a better turnout.
|fr 26 jn 15|
We're pretty sure another thing happening near the coast on 4 July is the Kenton church fete but we've lost the bloody bit of paper!
|th 25 jn 15|
Another thing happening near the coast on 4 July is the 2015 Dunwich Dynamo will be passing through. The Gentleman Plumber's pop up café by the water tower on the Saxmundham Road will be serving home slow cooked pulled pork.
|fr 15 my 15|
Nothing to do with near the coast but a beautifully crafted involving nine minutes.
|su 3 my 15|
|sa 2 my 15|
|tu 21 ap 15|
JOB Part time nanny urgently needed in Monewden.
|sa 25 ap 15|
Last week a burglary, thefts and a car stolen in Friston, and thefts from cars in Benhall and Sternfield.
|sa 28 mr 15|
Looks like the expected parties and all new faces (except for sitting MPs) in the constituencies Coastal and Central Suffolk this general election. The only real bandit is Tony Holyoak standing as an English Democrat for Central Suffolk. The English Democrats despite the name stand for Britishness apparently.
So far no SNP candidate but near the coast you never know ...
|tu 24 mr 15|
This coming May Stradbroke will have a contested parish council election, around near the coast most places probably won't bother ... don't know about Stackton Tressel. Surprisingly applications to be a parish/town councillor have to be delivered to the district council by hand, in Stradders the parish clerk will deliver it for you.
|su 22 mr 15|
The cuts have meant that the mobile police station near the coast now only goes out every six weeks and even the station seems to have shrunk. OTOH they are going out until the end of the year with the next set of visits starting in Campsea Ashe at the end of the month.
|sa 14 mr 15|
Barn blaze in Hoxne (thanks Bunty).
|we 11 mr 15|
Last night a woman died in hospital after a two car one driver collision in Friston.
|mo 9 mr 15|
|mo 23 fe 15|
The DAB (digital) radio network is to get 182 new transmitters with near the coast benefiting from new transmitters at Aldeburgh and Blythburgh. Picking the bones out of a government document is an unsatisfying experience and we can't find a date for these two newbies beyond completion of all by 30 September 2016.
|fr 30 ja 15|
JOBS An assistant manager wanted at the Framlingham Sue Ryder, the ad is saying it's too late to apply but the interview's not until 17 February ... Deben Inns whose pubs include the Melton Coach and Horses and the Westerfield Swan are looking for bar, waiting and kitchen staff including chefs, send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
|we 14 ja 15|
|we 7 ja 15|
♫ Once the new year is out of the way near the coast tends to go into lock down especially if the weather is miserable so pleasant to see the open mike behind the Framlingham Castle this Sunday is hosted by Peck and Ramsay (that's Peck of Vix and the Kix she does the make the effort).